I wanted to share a couple of books with you tonight as well. :)
No Sheep for You by Amy R. Singer
-The beginning is very comprehensive in explaining all the different non-wool fiber types, how they are harvested and spun.
-Explains well how to work with these yarns and how each yarn reacts to washing, wear and tear and etc.
-Great info on how to substitute among each type.
-Lovely photos and color choices!
-Nice variation of man and woman patterns.
-I wish there were less color work patterns, I'm not a color work person...
-I also wish there were more non-sweater types, but then again if you are allergic to wool, you're biggest concern is finding sweater patterns.
-A lot to take in, I'd prob want to really be dedicated to reading it all.
Intoxicating -- in my dreams!
Overall, this is a fun book and there are lots of patterns I'd enjoy or know others would. I like the concept, as many patterns usually call for wool yarns and then if you need a non-wool you have to somehow substitute.
Brave New Knits by Julie Turjoman
-The Concept -- patterns designed by knitting bloggers
-Before each pattern there is an at least 1 page bio about the designer and their blog.
-Too many amazing patterns!
-That's a hard question...
-Not a lot of variety in gender/age that the patterns are for; only a few for kids and men.
-The bios are a bit long, so I didn't really have time to read them right now.
Overall, I like the concept behind this book and may look up some of these bloggers (if they are still around, the book was published in 2010). I like a lot of the patterns as well.